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Yoruba Culture And The Stigma Of The Left Hand

The Yorubas are one of the three major ethnic groups in Nigeria and can also be found in Togo, Benin and parts of Ghana. They are descendants of Oduduwa, who is believed to be the spiritual head of all Yoruba people. The Yorubas are a people with a strong sense of cultural, tradition and social identity and there are so many customs, beliefs, superstitions and taboos which govern the customs and lifestyle of the people. Yorubas do not joke with their culture and this is evident in the religious way they showcase,

  1 year ago ago
Yoruba Culture And The Stigma Of The Left Hand

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Does Using The Left-Hand Really Mean A Bad Luck Or It Is Just A Mere Superstition?

The habit of using our left hand to give or collect something is term A BAD HABIT in Nigeria, especially among the Yorubas. In the south-west part of Nigeria where I grow, the left hand is referred to as (Owo Osi) which literally means unfortunate hand. While some people see the act as bad habit, some believe that using the hand is not only a bad habit but also bad luck. That is why no matter how occupied your right hand may be, those set of people will never collect something from you using left hand. In schools,

  1 year ago ago
Does Using The Left-Hand Really Mean A Bad Luck Or It Is Just A Mere Superstition?